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  • CONSERVATIVES ARE IGNORANT BIGOTS

    Filed at 8:10 am under by dcobranchi

    I calls ’em as I sees ’em. And this is what I see this morning:

    It’s about freedom of worship

    No mosques in New York City!

    There was a church that perished on 9/11. The little St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Rebuild that!

    It is not a matter of freedom of religion, but, freedom of worship. In America, worship the one true God of our forefathers … of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob, of Joseph, and of Nicholas. Any ol’ way you like.

    We have a jealous God, who founded America. He hasn’t abandoned us. I promise.

    Russ Olenick, Raeford

    But, heh, it’s Fayetteville. Lots of idiots running around here. But how, then, to explain the comments on this CNN piece on the same topic? Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

    10 Responses to “CONSERVATIVES ARE IGNORANT BIGOTS”


    Comment by
    Valerie
    June 6th, 2010
    at 5:07 pm

    I just left an alumni list over this video:
    youtub...UazfSA

    The list is allegedly apolitical (and the owner, who I like, has mentioned it many times), but still, one vocal group of people continue to push, push, push. I liked seeing names of the schoolmates I knew and reading about grandkids, travels and such, but after a while, it’s just a time sink explaining this, that and the other thing in the wake of erroneous information. For a long time it was the usual urban legend stuff, but now it’s political — plus, if you do try to correct misinformation, THEN the warnings about the apoliticality of the list arise.

    Maybe the cybersphere is part of the reason for the increase in social volatility. Now we really do find out what other people think, with little buffer to preserve our own view of things. Unfortunately, if you absent yourself, then the loudest voices win.

    Lose/lose. Or maybe I’m just fed up.


    Comment by
    JJ
    June 7th, 2010
    at 11:48 am

    Right there with Valerie on all counts. Maybe we’re just too old for any more of this crap.


    Comment by
    JJ
    June 7th, 2010
    at 11:52 am

    From a similar exchange last week:

    (Antivax red-state mom, much younger than JJ)
    I appreciate the slightly less abrasive tone in your recent posts. Measles and mumps, much like chicken pox, used to be considered a normal childhood rite of passage. Talk to most anyone born before 1960 and they will recall their experience with these diseases without any of the fear associated with, say, polio. If you look in books printed mid-century, these diseases are listed simply as common childhood diseases with none of the dire warnings so readily attributed to them today. . .

    (JJ)
    *I* was born before 1960 and had all those diseases. My parents feared I’d be blinded. I spent many days in a dark room unable to read, going out of my mind. But also my uncle was crippled by polio and when I was little, the public swimming pools weren’t allowed to us. My tone isn’t the issue.


    Comment by
    Rob
    June 8th, 2010
    at 10:34 am

    While we’re talking about ignorant bigots, what’s everyone’s take on Helen Thomas’ comments about how the Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back home to Germany and Poland?


    Comment by
    Daryl P Cobranchi
    June 8th, 2010
    at 11:35 am

    Degraded social filter due to extreme age. She’s 89.


    Comment by
    COD
    June 8th, 2010
    at 10:37 pm

    The “get the hell out of Palestine” isn’t a particularly shocking viewpoint. But in America, one shall not criticize our military customer, err partner, Israel.


    Comment by
    aztecqueen2000
    June 10th, 2010
    at 9:50 am

    Yes, but telling Jews to “go back to Germany” is a little insensitive. Let’s face it, I don’t remember the Jews of Eastern Europe getting much of a love-fest from the government circa 1939-1945.


    Comment by
    JJ
    June 10th, 2010
    at 12:30 pm

    How is it worse than tea party politicians today, telling mothers to get the hell out of America and abandon their citizen children?


    Comment by
    JJ
    June 10th, 2010
    at 1:01 pm

    Or those who actually insist the citizen children go too!


    Comment by
    aztecqueen2000
    June 13th, 2010
    at 1:21 pm

    I never said that was right either. Especially since our Founding Fathers were themselves illegal immigrants.